Imperva sees local market as strategic, aims to expand to new regions

Monday, August 1, 2011

US data security specialist Imperva considers Brazil one of its strategic and key markets across the world, company VP for Latin America and the Caribbean Robert Freeman told BNamericas.

The firm recently opened a field office in Brazil to support the local operation.

"The positive performance of Brazil shows that our decision was correct," Freeman said. "We believe that the growth of Brazilian companies will create a significant demand for robust security solutions, which is our field of expertise."

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Despite sufficient coverage in terms of local partners, Imperva continues to look for new partners across the country, the executive said. "We already have structured good coverage, reaching São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília," and the focus will be to expand to other cities in the southern and northeastern regions.

Among the firm's local partners are Cipher, Apli Digital, EZ Security, Future Security, Decatron, Blackbull and Assistec.

In Latin America, Imperva operates in Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Peru.

Imperva offers data security solutions for high-value business data in the data center segment. Its customers include enterprises, government organizations and managed service providers.